M 5.5 in Argentina on 10 Jan 2022 08:36 UTC

Event summary

This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID EQ 1305297
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.5M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -26.0926 , -65.4096
Event Date: 10 Jan 2022 08:36 UTC
10 Jan 2022 05:36 Local
Exposed Population: Less then 100 people in MMI VII
Few people affected (in MMI>=VII)
Inserted at: 10 Jan 2022 09:31 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
3.7 (Argentina)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0.3 0.3
us7000gai4 Scaled population (vector) 2  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.83  
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Argentina - Earthquake (ECHO 11 Jan 2022)Tue, 11 Jan 2022 12:54

  • An earthquake of 5.5 M at a depth of 10 km (5.6 M at a depth of 13 km as reported by the National Institute of Seismic Prevention - INPRES) occurred between the border of Salta and Tucuman Provinces (northern Argentina) on 10 January at 8.36 UTC (5.36 local time). The epicentre was approximately 19 km northwest of Trancas Town (northern Tucuman Province).
  • INPRES registered two aftershocks of magnitude up to 3.7 M in the area. USGS PAGER estimates that up to 1,000 people were exposed to very strong shaking and up to 13,000 to strong shaking.
  • According to media reports, there are no initial reports of damage or casualties as a result of the earthquake. 
Detailed event map. European Union, 2022. Map produced by EC-JRC.
The boundaries and the names shown on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the European Union.

Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (45), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),